University of Iowa third year medical student Brian Guetschow gives a flu shot to JosŽ Santos of West Liberty while classmate Sam Wagner (right) prepares another shot at West Liberty Middle School in West Liberty  on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. University of Iowa researchers are doing community-based research in West Liberty, where theyÕve worked with Latinos to improve awareness of the HPV vaccine and oral health. The group teamed up with the UI mobile clinic, which provides on-site screenings and other care and is run by students who want to be work in the medical field. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Cancer Prevention in Latino Community

A team of CPH investigators, including Jason Daniel-Ulloa, are studying cancer issues in the state’s Latino population. The researchers are partnering with residents in West Liberty, IA. Read more…

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Comunidades Saludables

Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural communities, with a focus on Iowa’s growing Latino population. Read more…

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Prevention Research Centers

The Prevention Research Centers study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. Read more…

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Giving kids a taste for healthy foods

Pick a better snack™  developed by the Iowa Nutrition Network in the Iowa Department of Public Health is becoming a model for other states.  Read more…

UPCOMING EVENTS

The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center offers workshops, seminars and events for the community. Discover what we have to offer you!


Active Ottumwa

In April 2012, the UI PRC began partnering with the Ottumwa community to improve the quality of life and health of Ottumwa residents.

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Don't forget, today join Active Ottumwa for a brisk walk at 6PM. Meeting place is by the shelter located next to the Central Addition and Boxcar Memorial. Remember to take a bottle of water to keep hydrated, wear sunscreen and a hat. #HeatSafety #ActiveOttumwa
You can also join Aleigha at 6PM at the Jimmy Jones Shelter for a lighter walk...kids welcome!
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Join us for two different walking groups today on the trails. Take your pick from a brisk walk with Blaire at 6PM (starting point is at the shelter located next to the Central Addition and Boxcar Memorial) or join Aleigha at 6PM at the Jimmy Jones Shelter for a lighter walk around the trails (strollers and dogs welcome).
Physical Activity Leader, Elizabeth will also be doing Zumba on Wednesday at 5PM at the Greater Ottumwa Park next to the stationary equipment. FREE, FREE, FREE! Help make Ottumwa...A City on the Move.
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